Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh pumps $2.1M into Berbice Cricket as support continues to pour in for vibrant board.

“I am very impressed with the work that the Berbice Cricket Board is doing, and I am even more impressed with the way my funds are been accounted for. I am proud to be associated with the board, and it gives me pleasure to continue my support”.

Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh has donated $2.1M to the BCB

Those were the words of overseas-based Guyanese medical doctor Tulsi Dyal Singh as he announced the renewal of his personal sponsorship for Berbice cricket for the year 2022.
This longtime supporter of Berbice Cricket has, between 2018 and 2021, invested more than Gy$7M of his own funds to assist the Hilbert Foster- led administration. Foster disclosed that, with Dr Singh’s assistance, the BCB has been able to conduct widespread coaching sessions across the county and host special coaching clinics for every department of the game, mini academies, countywide cricket academies, and properly prepare inter-county teams.
Dr Singh’s sponsorship also assisted the BCB to restore its office to international standards, provide every club in Berbice with a five-gallon water pitcher, and purchase more than 20 grass-cutters for the BCB’s ambitious ground enhancement project.
Dr Tulsi also provided funds for the BCB’s historic coaching manual which was published late last year, and has also invested heavily in the BCB’s aggressive Say Yes to Educational Programmes.
In 2022, the Palymra, East Canje born medical doctor would be investing a total of $2.1M in the game. Six hundred and fifty thousand dollars would be used to purchase two additional cricket covers for the county, $875,000 would be used for a countywide coaching programme, while $575,000 would be used to host a countywide cricket academy for 70 youths in July.
Foster has hailed the cooperation of Dr Singh, and has noted that Dr Singh is one of the main reasons why his term of office has been so successful. He reassured Dr Singh that his funds would be used for the intended purpose, and that every cent would be accounted for. The BCB, as it has always done, would provide regular reports with newspaper clippings and photos to the donor. Special emphasis would be placed on coaching in 2022 as the BCB strives to indentify the next set of players to represent Berbice Cricket.
Coaches, including Winston Smith, Leslie Soloman, Travis Hardcourt, Balram Samaroo and Delbert Moore, would be dispatched to all the clubs across the county with junior sections. Additionally, the BCB would be working along with Cricket West Indies to have at least 20 more Level One coaches in the county as part of its comprehensive developmental programme.
In 2022, the BCB also hopes to complete a coaching video to go along with the manual.